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4B Wedr~esday, April 7, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Canyon rock slide 5? Friday, April 2, the Feather River Canyon was closed in the late afternoon hours. A rockslide between Elephant Butte and Arch Rock tunnels covered both lanes of traffic. Eastbound vehicles were turned back, but Caltrans was waiting on equipment to open the westbound lane and let a mile of westbound traffic through. As of 5:30 p.m. the equipment had yet to arrive and dri- vers were advised that they had hours wait. Caltrans would close the road after the traffic went through for cleanup. Efforts to fix the problem were further complicated because it was a furlough Friday for state employees. Photo, left, submitted; photo above by Will Farris t ~q [U un il il The Plumas County Fire Safe Council's regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be Thursday, April 8, at the Plumas County Planning and Building Services office, at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m. At the April meeting the The Plumas County Fire Safe Council cautions folks to follow a few simple guidelines for their burn piles. Those who don't just might have Forest Service firefighters show up to help control their burns. Photo by Alicia Knadler years experience with Social Security DISABILITY If you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more, you may merit Social Security Disability even if you've been previously denied. Any reason may qualify: accident, mental or physica illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury. Laws are being tightened. Qualified representation is critical. Disability Associates can take your case to every level, including court. Call for FREE consultation (775) council will discuss progress days from the Northern Sier- property from wildland fires. towards current wildfire miti- ra Air Quality Management The mission of the Fire gationprojectsandimplemen- District in Chester, Safe Council is "to reduce ration of the Community Greenville, Portola, Quincy the loss of natural and man- Wildfire Protection Plan. and Sierr ville. made resources caused by Fire Safe Council members The Plumas County Fire wildfire through pre-fire want to encourage Plumas Safe Council is a coalition of activities." County residents that when citizens, businesses and rep- For more information on burning, in these beautiful resentatives from local, state the council, Plumas County's spring days, to do .so safely and federal government agen- Community Wildfire Protec- and help reduce smoke im- cies that share a common in- tion Plan and other fire safe pacts in your community, terest in preventing loss of information, visit plumasfire- While burn permits are not life and minimizing loss of safe.org. required until May 1, resi- dents still need to choose a safe location with water i I available; burn only on per- missive burn days; burn only cured (not green) material; Bouncing over the train necessary to close each road burn only dry piles that will tracks on three Plumas Coun- to through traffic for a short burn hotter and produce less ty roads in Sierra Valley will time during construction. smoke; don't put tires, soon be a thing ofthe past. As of March 30, construc- processed wood, painted Union-Pacific Railroad En- tion dates are as follows. The wood or garbage into burn gineeringProject Coordinator Beckwourth-Calpine Road piles; and completely extin- Fred Hugg has notified the willbe closed for construction guish piles when finished Plumas County Department April 12 - 13. The Beck- burning, of Public Works that signifi- wourth-Loyalton Road will be When residents don't follow cant track improvements are closed April 14 - 15. The work these simple rules their fires coming to the railroad cross- on Patterson Street will fol- can escape to threaten others ings on the Beckwourth- lowApril 19-22. or create smoke conditions Calpine Road (A-23), the Beck- Detour signs will be posted that are a nuisance, wourth-Loyalton Road (A 24) around the work area, and counc:i cha]r- and Patterson Street in will route.traffic predomi- man, said', "Unfortunately, Chilcoot, all of which current- nantly to the south and.east every spring in our county we ly have road crossings that around the construction sites. have early season wildfires could be described as "less In addition, changeable caused b.y unextinguished than ideal." message signs will be placed piles when strong winds The new higher profile and on State Route 70, on each blow." higher strength.rails through side of the affected roads dur- Residents can obtain Sierra Valley have been ingconstruction. recorded phone message in-" planned for some time and will If local residents or drivers formation on permissive burn result in a slight grade change have any questions about the at each of the three crossings, work or scheduling, they may To install the large concrete telephone public works Assis- blocks and asphalt paving at tant Engineer John Kolb at these road crossings, it will be 283-6268. 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